Public Service Announcement
These are sad days for American democracy. Ohio congressmanBob Neytook bribes of tens of thousands of dollars in contributions and gifts. California congressmanDuke Cunninghamis in jail after forfeiting $1.8 million in bribes. And Louisiana congressmanWilliam Jeffersonis giving up $1 million in bribes afteran FBI raid on his house found $90,000 in a freezer.
In these days of widespread corruption and bribery, it is important to remember that no, this is not how our great democracy is supposed to work. The bribery is supposed to bemuch more subtle— not to mention legal.
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May 10, 2006